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2 day Newsboy Special build

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by 10~18 Kustoms, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. 10~18 Kustoms

    10~18 Kustoms

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    After getting back from the KKOA Spoke-tacular show in Salina and all the interest I had for the last ratbike 2 day build I did last winter (viewtopic.php?f=21&t=34935) I decided I needed to do another so the Newsboy Special project (same frame as the Thunderbolt but older I think) got started .
    OK, the 2 day build part is really only possible because I bought about 7 bikes a while back that had already been disassembled, striped and frames primered. So anyway. Day one: I painted the frame & fork satin black, mounted the tires to the felt 55mm wheels I just got from RRB member Rydr1, recovered the seat and cleaned all the chrome parts. Day 2, was pretty much just reassembling everything. The bike rides great, but I still have a few minor touches I need to do, like finishing the chain guard etc. Also have the massive balloon fenders that go with, but not sure how they fit with this rendition.

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    gona start another 2 day build with the 49 Huffman frame and rusty Zephyer tank I have next.
     
  2. Markm

    Markm

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    SWEET!!!!
     
  3. scrumblero

    scrumblero

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    ya man, love that frame..
     
  4. Critter1

    Critter1

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    X2.. Those frames are so cool!
     
  5. Gary Mc

    Gary Mc

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    Love those Firebolt frames. Cool build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  6. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    Marty,
    That is really clean. Nice, simple, clean bike that is just a 'little' out of the ordinary.

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  7. jon

    jon

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    nice to see it finished and off the shop floor! very cool.
     
  8. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

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  9. aka_locojoe

    aka_locojoe

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    Nice looking bike. Nice job. Such a cool frame.
     
  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I love the lines on those frames.
    Great looking build.
     

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